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Learn expert strategies to help create your college and career plan

3 Steps To College Planning & Career Success

A 60-minute workshop designed to educate families about the best practices and key deadlines of the college planning process by covering topics including college admissions, paying for college, college transition, professional development and career planning. Free and open to the public.


20 Tips to College Planning Success Workshop at La Grange Library (3S)

Mon, Nov 25 7:00 PM

La Grange Public Library

10 W Cossitt Ave | La Grange, IL 60525

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20 Tips to College Planning Success at Lyons Township High School South (3S)

Tue, Dec 3 7:00 PM

Lyons Township High School - South Campus

| 4900 Willow Springs Road Western Springs, IL 60558

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20 Tips to College Planning Success Workshop at Glen Ellyn Library - (3S)

Wed, Dec 4 7:00 PM

Glen Ellyn Public Library

400 Duane St | North meeting room Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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20 Tips to College Planning Success Workshop (3S)

Sat, Dec 14 9:00 AM

HelloCollege/Partners For Achievement Headquarters

1 Mid America Plaza | 1st Floor Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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20 Tips To College Planning Success - Oak Park (3S)

Tue, Dec 17 7:00 PM

Oak Park Elementary District #97 - Admin Building

260 Madison Street | Board Room Oak Park, IL 60302

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20 Tips to College Planning Success Workshop at York High School (3S)

Wed, Jan 15 7:00 PM

York Community High School

355 St Charles Rd | Forum Room A294/Academic Building Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Host a PFA Workshop

Partners For Achievement welcomes the opportunity to share our passion and expertise. Since our inception, we have partnered with more than 60 schools, community organizations (libraries, churches, chambers of commerce, and non-profits), sports programs and corporations to host one of our 3 Steps to College Planning and Career Success workshops.


Please let us know if you are interested in hosting an evening or weekend seminar, a lunch-and-learn at your office or contact us for information regarding our booster club, PTO and sports fundraisers.


Contact our Community Outreach Director:

Workshop Presentation Topics
College Planning: Admissions & Applications

School List Development – Major Selection – College Visits

Resume Building – Essay Writing – ACT/SAT Test Prep

College Interviews – Application Recommendations – Deadlines


Paying for College: Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Overview – FAFSA – CSS Profile

Need-Based Aid – Private Scholarships – Merit Money

Budget Parameters – Award Assessments – Financial Aid Appeals


Student Mentoring: College Transition & Career Readiness

Goal Setting – Support Services – Degree Requirements

Identifying Mentors – Networking Tips – Career Readiness

Job Shadowing – Internship Opportunities – Job Search

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